Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court 1984
Admission to practice law 1979
Master of Laws 1976
Jes Anker Mikkelsen has considerable experience in disputes mainly in the fields of maritime law and transport law, offshore installations, energy and construction, insurance law and international trade law. He is involved in litigation and arbitration and is a sought-after arbitrator and mediator.
He advises clients on, among others, cargo transportation, chartering agreements, collisions, grounding and salvage, insurance coverage, indemnity insurance, P&I, Hull & Machinery, insurance regulatory issues and insurance mediation.
Jes has, moreover, conducted numerous court cases and arbitration proceedings within his area of expertise and has acted as mediator on a number of occasions in Denmark and abroad.
Finally, Jes is part of Bech-Bruun's Cross-Border Insolvency Shipping Team and has particular experience with the American Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 rules.
Legal500 Rating 2018
- Dispute resolution
Bech-Bruun’s 11-partner dispute resolution team provides an ‘excellent level of service’. The firm is highly recommended for insurance, construction and transport disputes, as well as disputes involving financial institutions. A recent highlight was the defence of ING Geneva Branch and BNP Paribas against claims brought by O.W. Bunker bankruptcy estate trustees; Carsten Pedersen led the case. Other names to note are Mogens Gaarden and Jes Anker Mikkelsen.
Legal500, Dispute resolution
Chambers Europe Rating 2018
Head of department Jes Anker Mikkelsen has decades of experience advising clients on maritime, transport and insurance law as well as on international trade, offshore and construction issues. His work includes representing Kuehne + Nagel in a dispute regarding the breakdown of a container ship off the coast of Yemen. In praising the excellent quality of his work, clients describe him as "a very sharp and hard-working guy."
Chambers and Partners Europe, Shipping
Legal500 Rating 2018
- Shipping and Transport
‘One of the leading practices for all aspects of maritime work’, Bech-Bruun regularly handles wet and dry shipping issues and is highly experienced in offshore matters and bunker disputes, as evidenced by the involvement in the O.W. Bunker collapse. ‘Excellent litigator’ Jes Anker Mikkelsen leads the group that counts A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Kuehne & Nagel and J. Poulsen Shipping among its clients.
Legal 500, Shipping and transport